A&D manufacturers and their suppliers now depend more than ever on global supply chains. As they reach across time zones, languages and cultures, supply chains have to work around challenges that build up costs and drag down production schedules. Communication between distributed engineering and production centers can be labored and error-prone. These problems are often compounded by repetitive programming, incomplete simulations, time-intensive production methods, and concern that the shop floor may not be working with current data. Ideally, global companies should be able to design products at any location and produce them at selected sites, with all stakeholders from design to the shop floor working concurrently from a single unique global data source.
Understand how manufacturing companies can deliver machined parts faster and increase revenue by reducing costs – despite operating globally across time zones and cultures.
This spotlight report examines:
• How Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are key enablers of data management and Digital Transformation. Companies can combine many other opportunities with manufacturing operations in a digital journey.
• Product lifecycle management (PLM) as a high-value discipline to pair with MOM in discrete manufacturing, and the value of digital continuity across engineering, manufacturing operations, and supply chain.
• A robust integration of MOM and PLM technologies and the advent of the Digital Twin (a virtual copy of the product and how it's made) to demonstrate maturity in Smart Manufacturing and the ability to make smart products in smart factories.
The IIoT has opened up a world of opportunity for manufacturers. Take advantage of it.
Manufacturers are already investing in select industry 4.0 technologies and capabilities. But their investments won’t automatically deliver success. What strategy should you follow to become an i4.0 leader?
Read this report to find out:
• how leading manufacturers invest to optimise the benefits of industry 4.0
• why deploying at the right scale is key to delivering enterprise value
• what capabilities, controls and culture are required to support i4.0 success
• how to use i.4 to deliver better value for customers
• why i.4. leaders are bringing suppliers into the i4.0 environment.
FICO® Optimization Solutions for Manufacturers is an integrated and flexible modeling, solving and rapid application development platform for building solutions across the entire lifecycle of manufacturing and supply chain business challenges. It helps businesses readily account for massive amounts of data as well the myriad constraints and conflicting objectives within your business. This easy-to-modify solution incorporates strong and proven optimization engines, flexible workflow and usability at every level to drive consistent, transparent and profitable decisions, which ultimately drive the best action(s) for your business.
Historically, manufacturers have “looked to the past” to help predict what they need to do in the future. This would include basic business intelligence, powered by spreadsheets, and even manual processes. The challenge is that what will happen may be something outside of what the past can predicts – who, 25 years ago, would have considered the Internet as a primary vehicle for commerce, or that Big Data would become both a treasure and a tragedy for organizations? Consider other factors, such as regulations, largely transient customers (where loyalty and brand aren’t what they used to be), disruptors (such as new entrants and technologies), and the need for manufacturers to “move faster than ever” – in effect, to be able to plan for the future before it happens.
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Read this case study to learn how Berkshire Blanket, a consumer products manufacturer, is successfully adding direct to consumer online selling to its previously distributor only business model.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Jun 06, 2017
IDC Research shows that manufacturers worldwide are rapidly embracing new technologies to transform their business models and operations to improve agility, customer engagement, profit and sustainable competitive advantage.
No matter what your organization size, emerging technologies will impact you. Choosing the right path is a critical decision. Oracle can help manufacturers with a powerful combination of cloud technology and business applications.
Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are no longer capable of keeping up with today’s fast-moving world – Enterprise Management is the new business reality.
Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, service provider or mid-market enterprise, we’ll reveal to you a world beyond ERP.
• Download our new ‘Move Beyond ERP’ eBook to understand the business challenges you have, and how to meet them.
• Understand why businesses are outgrowing traditional ERP and are burdened by its inefficiencies.
• Look at the benefits of Enterprise Management, which provides real-time data intelligence, improved forecasting, and accelerated business processes.
Today’s supply chain is, of course, the primary processing mechanism of every manufacturing company. But it’s more than that: Its multifaceted, multicompany, multinational structure makes it the most complex management challenge found in any enterprise. Supply chain management no longer means just making sure that the right resources and the right materials move to the right place at the right time.
This paper discusses some important considerations for A&D manufacturers in the context of enterprise information systems and how they can help in addressing five important areas of concern-compliance, control, communications, competitiveness, and cutting cost, waste and complexity.
Custom injection-molding manufacturer, Bhar, Inc., needed a system that would enhance its information flow, speed decision-making, and streamline business processes. Seeking a single solution that would do all of this, Bhar chose ERP from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud and boosted efficiency by 30%.
Automotive and industrial manufacturer, Fluid Routing Solutions, chose ERP from the Plex Manufacturing Cloud and reduced ERP-related operating costs by 30%, trimmed IT costs, improved supply chain visibility and improved overall quality.
Enterprise manufacturing is changing and enterprise applications running in the cloud are playing a big role in helping manufacturers respond to change. Moving to a subscription licensing and cost model, the ability to access anywhere, anytime, and always up-to-date software makes cloud deployment very attractive to manufacturers today.
Automotive OEMS and parts manufacturers share one common goal –streamlined, efficient operations that maximize profitability. Plex cloud ERP brings the automotive manufacturer the features they need to produce the highest quality products, operate efficiently and maximize profitability.
Manufacturers have legitimate questions when contemplating a transition from a legacy, on-premise ERP solution to a cloud ERP system. Cloud ERP solutions have proven their viability and superiority when compared to on-premise competitors when it comes to security, businesscontinuity, cost and other factors.
Growth is definitely on the agenda for manufacturers, along with avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth. This was clear in a global survey recently undertaken on behalf of Epicor Software Corporation (Epicor) by MORAR Consulting. Our research identified key factors that growing manufacturers cited as essential to their success, along with risks that manufacturers believe could threaten growth for unprepared businesses.
The Epicor “Profitable Growth in Action” eZine features seven manufacturers and the factors they consider critical to their success. Get the eZine to learn how you can help boost your company’s potential for profitable growth.
As a manufacturer, you know the industry is changing. You’re expected to produce more, work faster and leaner, and find ways to make new products like those comprising the Internet of Things (IoT). Customer and employee expectations are also changing rapidly because our experiences as consumers shape our demands for business. As many factory employees are approaching retirement, a new generation is joining the workforce—a generation that wants the business systems they interact with to be as intuitive as those they use in all other areas of their life.
A new report from Aberdeen explores today’s manufacturing landscape and outlines how enterprise resource planning (ERP) software forms a foundation that can support Industry 4.0 for smaller manufacturers looking to grow.
Emerging technologies and trends are disrupting the status quo for manufacturers around the globe. The Epicor “Factory of the Future” eBook explores the megatrends and disruptive technology that is shaping the future of manufacturing—and, more importantly, the eBook offers recommendations to help you grow your business amidst all this change. View the eBook to explore these topics and more:
• Demographic shifts in manufacturing
• Resource scarcity
• Knowledge and gender gaps
• How to future-proof your manufacturing business
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